Peter moved to Austin in the fall of 2011 with his wife Shannon and daughter Lucy to serve at Christ Church, another Anglican church in Austin. Originally from Vancouver, Peter completed theological studies at Regent College and communication studies at Simon Fraser University. Peter and Shannon were married in 2004 and spent their first two years of marriage living in Hiroshima, Japan, and they are excited to be continuing the adventure in Austin. Lucy was born early in 2011 and the newest addition to the Coelho family, Emmett, was born in 2013. After serving for three and half years at Christ Church Austin, Peter and his wife, Shannon, discerned a call to plant a new Anglican church in Northeast Austin.
Nick grew up in southern California but met his wife Meghan in Pennsylvania while both were attending Grove City College. After seminary in nearby Pittsburgh at Trinity School for Ministry, in 2011 they got married and Nick was ordained in the Anglican Church. Nick first served as an associate rector and then planted a new congregation in Kansas City. In the winter of 2019 Nick and Meg discerned a call to join the team at COTC. Nick likes riding bikes. Meg likes finance, Excel spreadsheets and fine wine. They both like playing with their dog.
Paul and his wife Lisa were both raised in Austin, Texas but didn’t start dating until they were on the other side of the world in Asia serving on a church planting team together. They were married in 2003 and lived the first 10 years of their marriage among a Muslim community in Central Asia. They have three children (Ava, Layla, and Henri) and one on the way. In 2012 the family moved back to Austin where they are better able to help Layla and Henri get the therapy they need due to genetic disabilities. Paul completed a Master's in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2001 and has been a part of the Anglican Church since 2014.
Katy Schreur graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Finance and worked as a consultant for Deloitte right out of college. After three years, she moved to Spain with East-West Ministries where she worked for a small seminary in Sevilla filling in for their Director of Operations. From Spain, she moved back to Austin and while working at a telecommunications company she met and married her husband Jan in 2015. They were part of the initial launch team from Christ Church that started Church of the Cross. After a brief stint in Tokyo and a summer as the original Parish Administrator, she taught high school math at PACE in Pflugerville. Now she's back with baby boy Luke in tow!
Andrew and his wife Stephani met on a bus traveling into Paris, France in 2005. At that time Andrew lived in Illinois and Stephani in Arkansas. They graduated from college, married, and moved to China in 2008. After living overseas for two years and welcoming their first child, Noah, they moved to California where Andrew completed two Master's degrees from Talbot School of Theology. With each degree came a daughter, Sophia and Amalia. The del Rios moved to Austin in 2015 for Andrew to attend the University of Texas where he is studying for a PhD in philosophy. Their newest family member, Ellis, was born here in Austin. Andrew has been directing music at Church of the Cross since April 2017.
In addition to handling the finances at COTC, Keri is a communications and grant writing consultant for non-profits and public education groups. She received her BBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. After graduating, she spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA. This experience profoundly shaped her career path and she has since made it her personal mission to work with organizations that serve marginalized populations. After AmeriCorps, she worked in child welfare for a number of years as a CPS conservatorship caseworker, case manager for a child placing agency, and in outreach and recruitment with Texas CASA. She then spent several years working in education policy while earning her Master's in Public Affairs from UT's LBJ school. Keri and her husband Rob have been married since 2006 and they have two spirited children-- Corban and Elliott.